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Client Alert: Federal Court Orders CAFOs to Report Air Emissions

On April 11, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down a U.S. EPA rule exempting concentrated animal feeding operations (“CAFOs”) from requirements under CERCLA that mandate reporting of releases of hazardous substances in excess of a reportable quantity to the National Response Center. 40 more words

The Ugly Truth About Factory Farms

The mass production of America’s food comes with a hefty price. Find out the environmental, animal, and human impact of raising over 99 percent of US farm animals in factory farms in this infographic,” 13 more words

Sustainability

The Issue of CAFOs

The industrial sized livestock operation, which is as known as Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) put a large number of animals into a small confined area, and livestocks are forced live in unhealthy conditions until they slaughtered due to mass production. 498 more words

An American Agricultural Problem

The Dirty Underbelly of the US Dairy Industry

Story at-a-glance

  • Last year, ice cream from Blue Bell Creamery sickened 10 people with listeria; three died as a result. The price for causing three deaths?
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SCIENCE

Fish Factories Are Responsible for Creating Disease

Five decades ago, it was reported that humans could essentially catch so many fish that the oceans would become barren. At that time, the annual fish catch had increased from 23 million tons in 1953 to 46 million tons in 1963. 2,057 more words

NEWS

Weekly Legislative Update

Yesterday was crossover day–the day on which all bills must be heard on the floor of their house of origin. That makes for a long day, and possibly even a groove in the hall carpet between House and Senate Galleries as lobbyists run back and forth, tracking the progress of each chamber’s lengthy calendar and firing off final messages of encouragement or opposition. 675 more words

Legislative Update

ACTION ALERT: Free Speech & CUP Appeals

HB1187–Undermining Citizens Right to Appeal CUP Decisions–House Floor TODAY

This bill, pitched as “local control friendly” actually removes the right of citizens to appeal Conditional Use Permit decisions by their local Boards of Adjustment. 227 more words

Action Alert